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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

THE WAY THINGS ARE V


THE WAY THINGS ARE V

Murphy's Law "If something can go wrong, it will"


Months ago I posted ten corollaries to Murphy’s Law.  http://joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-way-things-are.html  

As I expected, many of my readers had some suggestions that had not crossed my mind.  




The suggestions still come in, so here is TWTA V:

If you are running late and want to quickly check something on the computer, Microsoft will start downloading new updates and warn you not to shut your computer down.


If at first you do succeed, everyone else can do it too.


If your movie starts in 2 minutes, the person ahead of you in the ticket line will ask a thousand questions about a movie that starts in an hour.


AND FROM THE READERS:


How about...the printer always runs out of ink in the middle of printing your tax documents. We've also had the electricity go out while doing taxes on the computer.


"All the important stuff (the air conditioning, car battery, refrigerator, toilet, etc) only breaks at 5 o'clock on a Friday afternoon." (From personal Cranky experience as a commuter, if the train broke down, it was always on a Friday night,)


To err is human, but to really foul things up requires technology.


Val

The day you have to go back to school and set up your summer-dismantled electronic devices, then do weekly grocery shopping, then take The Pony to an appointment, necessitating several trips in and out your gravel road...is the day the county road department will choose to install a 30-foot pipe where that gravel road meets the county road.


I like: A bird in the hand---is messy!


When you're waiting at a bus stop to go anywhere, the bus on the other side of the road, going in the opposite direction, ALWAYS arrives before the one you are waiting for.


When you are flying to Milwaukee, your baggage ends up in Muskegon.
...or worse


AND THE FINAL THOUGHT ON THE SUBJECT:


Murphy was an optimist.

14 comments:

  1. How about when an appliance stops working or the car won't start, and they magically start operating flawlessly while the technician or mechanic is checking them out. (Until he leaves, of course.)

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  2. Oh I've experienced all of these at one time or another. Fun post Joe.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  3. You are preaching to the choir with these.

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  4. So why don't they start teaching all this stuff in elementary school where you might do you some good some day?..

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  5. My maiden name is Murphy. I've had "Murphy's Law" - type luck my entire life. I thought once I got married and changed my last name that things would get better, but nope. Once a Murphy, always a Murphy. Ah well.

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  6. Once had the power go out on Thanksgiving day when turkeys were in the ovens. The whole state was angry.

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    1. I'm paranoid about this one every time I buy $300 worth of groceries for a big holiday.

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  7. Ha! These "ism's" could go on forever!

    "The floor is always perfectly level...except under the table leg."

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  8. Delighted giggle at Susan Flett Swiderski

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  9. These are geat...I agree, the "ism's" need to go on!

    "You never, ever finish the shampoo and conditioner at the same time."

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  10. Oh, they will never end!

    When you think you have satisfied your husband's hoarder instincts by hauling home 45-year-old junk from your mother's estate...you find out he has stopped along the road and picked up two old chairs and a washtub.

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  11. You plan an event for outside because the weatherman says 0% chance of rain and it starts to rain the minute your event starts.

    betty

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